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now americanized but have a unique understanding of this new law in their native russia. >> they seem very upset. i don't know where i would be if i wasn't adoesn't. the kids in the orphanages don't have many more chances of a life they can love. >> reporter: or a family to be part of. it's estimated there are 750, 000, orphans in russia, many no may not know a life fulfilled. >> i'm devastated for the families but for the children. they will grow up in an orphanage and will not know the love of family. >> reporter: currently there are 46 russian children already approved to be adopted by american families. debra and other organizations are asking our state department to put pressure or beg russia to let those 46 children come to america but with president putten signing the law this morning, there is not much hope for that or any other future children to be adopted by american families. in clarksville, reporting for abc2 news. >>> there were two shootings today. the first happened near clifton park. police say pan 18-year-old male was shot in the leg. they are still investigating. >>
this bill des tenned for hun -- a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of children in russia. >> debra mcfadden adopted a dabbled girl from russia -- disabled girl from russia when she was six. now she's a pair olympickic -- paralympic star. the type of life her mother says vladimir putins who now presented any of russia's orphans of having. >> president putin has just nailed the lid in the coffin. shame on him. shame on him for saying here's an ultimatum. i'm angry at the u.s. for something else. let's use the children as pawns. >> coming up at 6:00, we'll tell you more about the mcfaddens, their connection to russian adoptions and why putin's action could have impacts on families all over the country. >>> now to a story that could affect an awful lot of people in the state. a new law going into effect tuesday will given parents an additional way to protect their children. >> they can protect them thanks to this law. parents can now request a freeze on their kid's cred kit-- credit. the request cap be made online at three of the major credit reporting agencies. in the past the agencie
adoption agency for 20 years and her nieces and nephews were adopted from russia too. conner and jack mcfaden are fraternal twins who would have been separated. at age 16, both americanized but have a unique understanding of this new law in their native russia. >> and they seem very upset because i don't know where i'd be. the kids don't have many more chances at a life that they could love. >> reporter: or a family they can be part of. it is estimated that there are 750,000 orphans in russia, three quarters of a million kids who mcfaden says may now never know a life fulfilled. >> i'm devastated for the families. but for the children. they will grow up in an orphanage and will not know the love of a family. >> currently there are 46 russian children that have already been approved to be adopted by american families. deborah and some other organizations here in the states are asking to get russia to help those children come to america. but with the law signed this morning, there's not much hope for that or for any other future children to be adopted by american families. >>> he was a fam
in the feature story a yes section. >>> for families hoping to adopt terrible news out of russia. what the president is planning that could leave 46 children with loving parents waiting on this waiting waiting side of the ocean in limbo. >>> and why workers possibly going to strike. . >> and we continue to track a new storm system brewing down toward texas. how will it impact us? we will take a look at that at five. . >>> now to a story that's left dozens families in limbo. the russian president prepares to ban united states adoptions of russian children can. once signed it would take effect on new year's day. it's crushing the hearts of so many families here. >> reporter: russia's president said thursday he plans to sign a controversial new law banning united states adoptions. that dashes the hopes and dreams of hundreds of americans trying to adopt russian children. many of them with special needs. russian officials said that even 46 cases which are close to being done will be frozen. those children will now be offered to russian families. american parents thought they would bring
is from russia. police car chase. icy roads. crazy. >> crazy and it's common. >> just another day in russia basically. but what we haven't seen on the show, really is a russian car chase. >> sure. >> this black car that they're chasing is according to the poster of the video, a taxicab that was driving erratically. >> at night. >> at night. visibility, not all that great. of course, what do we expect to happen? >> it can't end well if it's on this show. >> he pulls into this garage driveway it looks like, but then pulls out and gets away. police continue to chase after this driver and finally it crashes into those cars. open the door, they pull the driver out. it's crazy. later they found out this guy was operating as a taxi, but the taxi sign at the top, fake. >> did anybody think that driving erratically happened to be icy snowy roads. >> in russia. >> they can't help it. >> even to them that was erratic. this video is from korea. this driver is pulling into a very tiny, narrow road. no room for error. you'd think. >> oh. >> you're kidding me. >> before you know it, this car is
the victim. >> many american families outraged over russia's decision to ban american adoptions. we talked to a family who knows the process very well. she adopted a disabled girl from russia when she was six. now she has won medals at the paralympic games. >>> parents can now request a franken on their child's credit. it's the first of its kind in the country. the request can be made to the three credit unis. in the past they were allowed to deny a party's request. >> weather wise, we're looking at a few passing clouds but these clouds edging in are the leading edge of a new system. winter weather advisory. it's for the northwestern half of the viewing area. south and east of baltimore anticipating under an inch or two and a wintry mix south of easten. in this areas not a winter weather advisory but could be slick. the snow begins to edge in. we'll talk about how much we get throughout the day saturday, what falls where on the map. it's coming up. >>> all right. now to the looming fiscal cliff and the last-ditch effort to stop the nation from going over. >> the president is meeting
reporting in from moscow. >> reporter: when russia bans adoptions to the united states, this is who gets caught in the middle. an american mother and a 5 1/2-year-old orphan with spina bifida named paulina. the little girl who is already learning to count in english. and tells her mommy that she loves her. >> i love you. >> i love you, too. >> reporter: kendra and her husband last saw paulina just a few days ago on a visit to her orphanage outside moscow. now, with the love only a mother could feel, she worries what will happen to her daughter. >> i can't help her, i can't tell her that i love her. so -- it's really hard. >> reporter: americans have adopted over 60,000 russian children since the fall of the soviet union. but russian officials have pointed to the cases of 19 children who died after being adopted by americans. and in 2010, russia erupted in fury after a 7-year-old boy named artem was sent back to russia alone by his american adoptive mother, carrying a note saying he'd become too difficult to handle. but children's rights advocates say this new ban is playing politics with
to a chilly relationship between the u.s. and russia, the future of a lot of children is hanging in the balance. so details on that, straight ahead. ♪ >>> welcome back, everyone. and welcome is what dozens of american families may not get the chance to do when it comes to children they're hoping to adopt from russia. >> russian president vladamir putin will sign a bill blocki i americans from adopting russian children. >> reporter: when russia bans adoptions to the united states, this is who gets caught in the middle. an american mother and a 5 1/2-year-old orphan with spina bifida. a little girl who is already learning to count in english and tells her mommy she her. >> i love you, too. >> reporter: kendra skags and her husband last saw paulina a few days ago. now, with the love only a mother can feel, she worries what will happen to her daughter. >> i can't help her. i can't tell her i love her. so it's really hard. >> reporter: americans have adopted over 60,000 russian children since the fall of the soviet union. but russian officials have pointed to the cases of 19 childre
with this is russia. >> the emergency vehicle just kept going? >> i'm going fake on this one, because the ambulance doesn't even slow down. >> i say fake too. >> what, no -- >> i think you're right, i think it's fake. the siren is so loud, why doesn't the guy hear the siren. >> i'm going with real. >> it's a tie. >> let's see what happens with this video, this is a serious video, i understand, real ghosts caught on video. unfortunately this video is of a fatal accident. >> i don't even need to see the video on this one to see it's fake. it's a reflection or somebody walking by the car, it's not a dpoes, c ghost, can we at least say that. >> i think that's behind a windshield, and that's just somebody walking by. >> i would not be surprised if it was a goes, but i don't think this one was. >> i don't want to believe it's real. who takes the scene of a fatal crash, and doctors it up like this. >> it's just interpretation. they're not necessarily faking it, people just interpret it as a ghost. >> it's not possible. >> the last video, the possessed cat. real, cats are even. >> what is going on here? >>
a proper christmas dinner. >>> americans will soon be unable to adopt children from russia. the chamber of the parliament there is expected to approve a measure that outlaws the practice. there's 740,000 children without parental custody in russia. more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted in the u.s. in the last 20 years. >>> encouraging news from south africa this morning, where nelson mandela is said to be in good spirits. the former president has been in the hospital since the beginning of december. yesterday, he got a visit from the country's current president, jacob zuma, who said mandela is looking better. zuma said doctors are happy with the progress that mandela is making. >>> overseas in australia, shoppers there have had a full day in the stores. they've been doing their so-called boxing day shopping. and they're doing a lot of it. today's actually the busiest shopping day of the year down under. analysts say both men and women were buying up the latest fashions. with men going for surprise gadgets. and women, for homewares. >>> back here at home, a special story ab
orphanage outside moscow, but now wonder if they'll ever see her again. russia banned adoptions to the united states last week in retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions -- citing cases of 19 russian children abused by american parents. for kendra, it's been emotional whiplash. >> you're holding your breath and feeling sick to your stomach and you can't eat and you can't sleep. and -- you just got to hold onto something. >> reporter: but after kendra appeared on "world news" last week, tonight, she's receiving an outpouring of support from some of president putin's own people. russi russians. on the same side of those american parents. many offering to help. "if you want me to get anything to polina, i will buy it on my account, no problem." one person wrote. "forgive us. we can't protect our kids from the russian government," wrote another. >> such an outpouring of love since your story, from the people of russia and it's just overwhelming to me. people that have said, you can stay at our house, what can we do? >> reporter: most of all, they urge kendra to keep fighting
for showing us this. >> you're welcome. >>> two insane dash cam videos from russia. the first one, the driver is listening to the cure's "close to me" and titled "second birthday." you're about to see why. >> whoa! >> oh, my goodness. >> no kidding. the driver, obviously, on a wet road. the semi truck swerves into his lane sending him in the direction of two oncoming semis. >> that's a scary sight when he goes over into oncoming traffic. you see the two trucks side by sidep. good thing he was in the car he was in. >> i like to think he's in a real skinny car. if he was in a big suv. >> forget it. >> he would have ran out of room. >> notice how the two oncoming trucks the red one swerved in the direction of the other truck which you can only imagine meant they two collided with each other right behind him. insane. if in this second video, honestly all i can say is holy beep. look closely at the road up ahead. >> whoa! is. >> where the heck was that guy going? he was shot out of a cannon. >> out of nowhere this other car obviously driving incredibly fast, comes in cuts him off and ends up slamm
. it affects so many americans hoping to adopt. the president of russia has just signed a bill, banning americans from adopting russian children. and this stops kids from being adopted by american families, leaving russia, to move here to start a new life. abc's lama hasan has the latest from london. good morning to you, lama. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. this controversial new bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children is igniting a firestorm among human rights activists, saying this law victimizes children to make a political point. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children. some 60,000 of them have been given homes by americans since the fall of the soviet union. there's nearly 52 children in the process of being adopted by american families right now. in some cases, families who have been waiting years to complete the adoption process. this new law will block those kids from leaving russia. meaning, they will not be coming to the u.s. and given a new home. and so far, the u.s. has not responded. josh? >> thank you. amy? >> heartbreaking story
looking quite different. >> he looks just like a shell of a person. >>> to russia! >> yay. >> where you never know what's going to jump in front of your path. the first video i've got for you, a very busy roadway. there's a busy road to your right, traffic back and forth. the car looks like he's trying to get around the traffic, but look out. this whole thing is confusing. i have no idea which way to go, who's going which way, it's all a mess. >> look again and that big, white delivery truck seems to be going a little too fast towards the car we're riding in. he loses control a little bit, swerves, clips one car and crashed into two trucks parked. but go over to an even crazier what was that. dash cam at night. maybe a little snow off to the side but the roads appear to be clear. but brake lights up ahead. careful, what is that? what is that? bam! is that a horse? that's a horse completely out of control, scared, running down the road. watch it again and it looks like the horse had some sort of carriage-towing equipment still attached to it. you know those rods that attach to the carria
this next footage. anyone who has ever had their parking lot stolen is going to love this. this is in russia. we don't know why this is being towed. i've got to get me one of these, because i would just love to drive around town. >> in new york especially. if you just have a little bit of money to spend, maybe $6. 5 million, there's a ferrari with your name on it. it's being auctioned off in arizona. and it's the 17th model, apparently 1960s. so if you have $6.5 mil, it can be yours. muhammad, you got that >>> this morning on "world news now," health concerns. former president george h.w. bush is moved to intensive care. >> he's been in a houston hobble since thanksgiving and doctors say his health has taken an unfortunate turn. it's thursday, december 27. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and good morning. i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. happy thursday morning. or as i'm learning, day four in our terminology here at "world news now." >> yes. i'm so glad you came back. we were so worried. sometimes this shift scares people away. >>
overnight. we go to mr. ron claiborne who has extraordinary videotape. >>> out of russia. a plane crash outside of moscow. we'll begin with this stunning video. the plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic and abc's kirit radia has the story. >> reporter: you're about to see the terrifying moment of impact as the russian passenger jet slams into a busy highway. watch again. you can see the plane's tire colliding with the moving car. and listen closely. you can hear the squealing brakes and crushing metal. the crash took place on saturday at an airport outside moscow. the red wing airlines flight broke through a barrier fence shattering into three pieces and bursting into flames before skidding to a stop at the edge of the highway. witnesses rushed to pull survivors out of the wreckage. the russian made tupolev 204 was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and eight crew members on board. officials say four of them were killed including the pilots. the other four were seriously injured. an investigation has been opened but officials have already suggested that
, their federal council basically passed an anti-adoption law saying no americans can adopt children from russia anymore. this passed unanimously. we'll be right back. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us. it is now time for "caption this" where viewers send in pictures. we post thel on the abc 2 facebook page and allow you to caption them. today's picture was sent in by christine. it's her daughter bianca who you can see is very well in the christmas spirit. we posted it on facebook. it's generated a lot of comments. laura cooper wrote in saying the elves did it. julie bruce, this will not keep me from eating candy canes. barbara saying, mom, a little help here. kristin hutchinson, if rudolph can do it, so can i. and cheryl hue et, you light up my life, please keep your captions coming and i do need some photos to use for later this week, so e-mail yours to pix@wmar pix@wmar.com. megan and charley, over to you. >> thanks, lauren. >>> a woman in santa fe, new mexico is proving her love for santa claus with a jaw-dropping collection. two inflatable santas are the only decorations outside
to be russia's retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions passed by congress and signed into law this month by president obama. >>> sunday's football game in indianapolis is more than just about winning. it will also be a triumph over adversity and personal battles won. abc's t.j. winick reports on the reversal of fortunes for the colts and their coach. >> reporter: coming into this nfl season, the challenges for colts' first-year head coach chuck pagano were many. a team that finished the league-worst 2-14, last year. >> the indianapolis colts select andrew luck, quarterback, stanford. >> reporter: and a rookie quarterback, taking over for the departed peyton manning. but less than a month into the season, those challenges were nothing, compared to the devastating personal news he received. >> the conclusion came down that he did have leukemia. >> reporter: the 52-year-old was forced to take a leave of absence for treatment, which included chemotherapy. expectations fell for the new-look colts. and yet, they've defied all expectations, behind rookie q.b. andrew luck and an inter
that were rescued in eastern russia. the cubs' mother was killed by hunters. that means the cubs would have been doomed in the wild. things are looking up for them. they're reportedly being well taken care of. >> that's the cutest moment right there. pops right out. >>> okay. from that to this. an incredible reunion between a woman and her cat. it's being called a christmas miracle. an arizona woman got her beloved cat back, seven years after she lost her. and little sofia was found in san diego, about 400 miles from her home in phoenix. here's the reunion. family could no longer care for sofia. so, they turned her into the humane society. and luckily, she had one of those identifying microchips. >> i'm beyond excited. i just want to get her back home. >> seven years later. tricia osterman says getting sofia back is a present she will never forget. >>> also this. best-selling writer, dennis lehane is so excited to get his dog back, he will name a character after in his next book for his beloved beagle. no luck in finding the last dog. you get a deal out of it with the book. >>> for some of
pledged to improve the lives of children in russia's neigh toreously underre-- notoriously under resourceed orphanages. >>> you got to see this. terrifying moments for shoppers at a mall in china. a shark tank burst open. the aging tank material could no longer contain all the water and the fish inside. it is pretty incredible when you see that. 16 people were hurt all threesharks died. the aquarium was installed in the shopping center two years ago. mall officials say they have no plans to rebuild the fish tank. >>> five things to know. desert storm commander general norman schwarzkopf died at the age of 78 on thursday in tampa from comply cages from pneumonia. -- complications from new known yeah -- pneumonia. >>> former president george hw bush's family says they are confident he will be out of icu soon. he has been in the hospital for more than a month after coming down with bronchitis. he is being treated for a fever at a houston hospital. >>> for a 5th year in the row americans are pulling money out of the stock markets. 380 billion has been removed before the start of the
's a major highway. >> russia's air fatality rate is three times higher than the world's average. investigation has been opened up into today's crash. abc news, moscow. >>> in chicago tonight, a stunning milestone to mark this year's end. 500 homicides in that city, near a record high, which they attribute to gang violence and illegal guns. in new york city, 414 murders. the lowest in 40 years. >>> the mayor here michael bloomberg is making headlines when he talked about the crime numbers. one of the reasons of thefts is the iphone. >> it's part of an expending robbery epidemic, apple taking. this survey vance video shows a thief sneaking up on her and putting her in a head lock. new york major michael bloomberg said that iphone thefts are single handedly driving up the city's crime rate. >> thefts of apple products, our total crime rate would be lower than it was last year. >> in new york city alone, iphone theft has spiked 30%.d. in washington, d.c., police told our pierre thomas, they make up 40% of all robberies. >> they target those who are more vulnerable, women, women with
. this is in russia, you guys. this is a massive claw. this is what they're doing about illegally parked cars. these are city officials doing this. not a tow truck. did you see that claw smash through the windows. picks it up and puts it in the bed of the tow truck to get drivers to behave. the so-called claw was recently introduced. recently, we show you what they do in lithuania. and i think this was worse. a mayor got into a tank and crushed an illegally parked car as a warning -- how is this not he highly illegal? can we suit the city for this? >> you have your own follow-up questions. >> yes. if you live in chicago, don't feel so bad about paying $6.75. >>> rachel, the bar is raised fairly high. host of abc's "on the red carpet" in for lara this morning. the news that pops. >> we have breaking news overnight. get ready for it. kate winslet's heart really did go on. looks like rose has found her real-life jack. hello, people. ding, ding, ding, ding. the star was tying the knot in a top-secret wedding ceremony earlier this month. i wish you guys could see this dancing. >> come on. >> we wa
. first up, one we brought you this summer, thanks goodness for our friends in russia. they have the tiny bicycle. >> huh uh. you can't do that. >> no he doesn't. >> how does he not break the pedals? >> in fact, the description on youtube says the bike is comfortable and adjustable. perhaps unclear on those words. >> made out of titanium. >> i wanted to give somebody here a chance to do it for us in the studio, sam. >> why you looking at me? >> come on. >> that's a tr iricycle. >> are you not entertain snd are you not entertains. >> he's going fall. he's going fall. >> there you go. >> sam, come on. come on. >> here, you do it. >> come on, come on, come on, ready. >> no. >> oh, no. >> there's no way i can do this. >> see, see. >> at least ring the bell. >> if you want to know our favorites, head to goodmorningamerica.com. ding, ding. >>> people just like you have donated coats to help americans in need. >> time to go. >> so go now to goodmorningamerica.com on yah ! yahoo!. or go to any burlington coat factory store. when's the last time you visited me? when i went surfing. i love to surf
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